Moderator: Jon Miller, Senior Advisor, News Corporation
Courtney Holt is an advisor at News Corp Digital Media.
Mr. Jonathan F. Miller, Jon serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Media Group at News Corp. and has been its Chief Digital Officer since April 2009. Mr. Miller has been the Chief Digital Officer since March 2009. He serves as an Advisor of LaunchBox Digital and Mochila, Inc. Mr. Miller served as an Advisor of General Atlantic LLC. He advised General Atlantic LLC on media and consumer related sectors. Mr. Miller has extensive management experience in interactive services, media, entertainment, and associated enabling technologies. He is a digital media veteran known for his strategic and operational expertise.
Avner Ronen is CEO of Boxee.
Before starting Boxee, Mr. Ronen was the Head of Corporate Development and M&A for Comverse, Inc. a leading provider of software and service to Telecom service providers. Mr. Ronen was responsible for acquisitions valued at $450M, which were key to the company's evolution from a Voicemail company to a Billing and VAS provider.
Mr. Ronen joined Comverse in 2002 when they acquired Odigo, a company he co-founded in 1998. Odigo was one of the early Instant Messaging services on the web serving over 8M users worldwide.
Dr. Joseph (Yossi) Vardi is a co-chair of DLD. With 40 years experience of co-founding, leading and participating in building over 60 high-tech companies, he is one of Israel's early entrepreneurs.
Vardi co-pioneered instant messaging as the founding investor and the former Chairman of Mirabilis Ltd., the creator of the highly popular instant messaging program ICQ, now owned by AOL.
Yossi Vardi looks back to an extensive government and public career. Serving, amongst others, include Director General of the Ministry of Energy and chairman of Israel's National Oil Company and Israel chemicals and of the Jerusalem Foundation. Numerous investments Yossi Vardi co-founded or helped to build went public, including answers.com, Scopus, Granite and Lasers or have been acquired by Cisco, AOL, Yahoo, IAC, Sierra Wireless and others.
He now acts on the advisory Board of Amdocs. Vardi served on boards of directors and advisory boards of numerous state and private corporations including Bezeq, Israel Electric, the Bank of Israel. He has also been an advisor to the CEOs of AOL, Amazon, and Allied Signal.
He has received many awards, including two time the Prime minister of Israel Hi-Tech award for life achievements, the Industry prize, the Ramniceanu prize and C-E-O's Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame.
Danny Zappin is CEO and Co-Founder of Maker Studios, a next-generation media company. Danny began his career in entertainment working as an actor, director, editor, shooter, producer and filmmaker on various projects. After discovering YouTube in 2006, he began posting content and started several channels, including collaborating with Lisa Donovan to create the LisaNova channel, which became a top 20 YouTube channel. Danny became one of the leading experts on YouTube and in June 2009, Danny, Lisa and several other YouTube talent formed Maker Studios to create a new kind of studio with the goal of servicing the needs of YouTube content creators.